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Google Personalized Home (ig) thinks I'm running a virus

David [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
13 years ago2,881 views

Anyone else get this message occasionally when you refresh Google Personalized?

"We're sorry...
... but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now. "

They make me retype one of those image security words and I get back in.

What's the deal? I'm definitely virus-free; the trigger seems to be refreshing.

I'm running IE6 (b/c I'm at work, by the way)...

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I get this too. Firefox 1.5.0.3.

ChocolateyKisses [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I get this too.. Firefox 1.5.0.3

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This is what it looks like:

flickr.com/photos/davyson/1440 ...

ChocolateyKisses [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I'm getting the same thing. Even ran my Spybot and Norton just to make sure, but it still gives it to me. It's strange, but I'm not overly concerned. I just type in that weirdo "word" and it gives me my homepage. It might get annoying though if it continues every time I want in.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sam, hope it's OK when I use your screenshot...

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yes of course it is. I was still getting it until a few mins ago. Seems to have cleared now.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

(updated the "official" licence in Flickr. CC Share Alike.)

Jay Amin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I use SlimBrowser and I didn't get it.. yay :)

Captain Kangaroo [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

IE here (unfortunately). I have it too.
Mike

David [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Back at home (IE at work) and on Firefox and it's working again...

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